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“Excellent Place to Stay”
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Tropic Inn Hotel
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“Excellent Place to Stay”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the Tropic Inn.
The location is fantastic, just a 2 minute stroll to the beach and about a 7 minute walk to the supermarket , bank etc.
The rooms are basic but spotlessly clean.
The staff are all very friendly and helpful, especially the delightful Lassitha who checks every time he sees us if we are happy and if we need anything.
I highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

I am so glad I booked this place for my first night in Columbo. It's in one of the suburb areas south of the city and it's worth booking their airport pick-up service to avoid a long and arduous journey on public transport. The staff are very friendly and the rooms are basic but clean. Breakfast is ok and it's very close to the beach with some nice restaurants along the sand. Overall, great value.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

We booked in first week of July 2014 to this hotel without knowing what will it be like. We checked in at 3 am on the 7th of July and a chap called Lassitha opened the gates with a big smile and helped us to carry the bags to the third floor of the building. We are a family of 4 kids under 12 and it was a very spacious room for mum and dad and the four kids. Room was nice and tidy with lots of space. The AC was working fine and of top of that, there was a fan if required.
From the start to end, Lassitha, the waiter/bellboy/receptionist did a awesome job looking after our needs to make us feel comfortable. If you ever need transportation, a room service or a programme trip, Lassitha will organise it for you. This is a kid friendly hotel and specially Lassitha genuinely loves kids and look to their needs.
The manager, Miss Simpson at the reception is the go to person for your financial needs and banking issues that you may face in Colombo. She's a calm and a laid back lady that would always make the customer first.
The kitchen staff is superb. They do the best breakfast buffet that I've ever tried. Selection of continental cousin and mouth-watering Sri Lankan breakfast ( thosa, kiribath, string hoppers and pol roti ) also for lunch and dinner, you could order anything which you can sit and eat at the restaurant or they will give you room service. Food is reasonably priced.
Beach is in a walking distance and kids enjoy spending the time on the beach playing with the monkey and the snake. People sell kites at the beach and nice warm water for a quick dip.
All in all, we are planning to choose Tropic Inn as our home away from home every time we come back to Colombo.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

I was on a business tour almost for 4-5 days that too in the month of Ramzan. Normally in Ramzan we need to have something early in the morning. But, the hotel staff prepared dishes early morning without much fuss. This was awesome. Also, in the evening they prepared special dishes for me so that i can complete my fast. I loved this hospitality from these guys.

Also, since the beach is very nearby the hotel, its a good time to spend in the evening with many hotels for food nearby.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We had a enjoyable stay at the hotel! The staff was very attentive, the rooms were clean and cozy, and the food was great too! I would like to note that the staff was very nice and attentive to our needs and we truly felt welcomed when we were there.

The hotel is just 2 minutes walk away from the beach too! Local food, laundry, KFC and Burger King are just 5 min walk away. I would definitely recommend this place if you are looking for accommodation in the Mt Lavinia area.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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London
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

I just finished staying here for a whole month, and thoroughly enjoyed the whole stay.

The staff - really very friendly, some of the nicest people, and they do everything they can to help you with everything. From their warm welcome, to room service, to organising drivers for trips to the rainforest, they loved to help. All the staff greeted us morning and evening with smiles and genuinely asked about our day. Their English is really good.

The hotel - it was clean, very comfortable and had good food. We left early each morning, before breakfast started but that was no problem for the staff. They made us a special packed breakfast each morning for us to take away to work. They will cook food just how you want it, and after we had been through the whole menu they made us whatever we asked for, given enough time to prepare - they made us traditional Sri Lankan chicken curry and hoppers, beef and jack fruit curry and rice etc and it was such good home cooked food.

The location - just outside Colombo, but with traffic it takes a little time to get into the city but there's a direct bus and there's always taxis about. It is between two train stations so that's easy too - a direct train to bentota, Galle, kandy etc aren't far away. Though being near the train does mean you hear it blowing it's horn. Just offset from the beach, it's only a short walk away. Lovely restaurants along the beach front and places to get a subbed and a drink.

Overall - a wonderful place to stay for anyone on any trip. I definitely wouldn't hesitate to come back at all.

Stayed July 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We had gone budget due to the length of time we were staying in Sri Lanka and we were pleasantly surprised. The tropic inn more than lived up to our expectations. I don't think we could have chosen a better place.

My friend and I stayed here for a month whilst we were studying in colombo. This place was absolutely perfect for what we wanted. Although the facilities were basic, everything was clean and if we needed anything the staff were more than happy to provide. We had to leave most morning before breakfast started so they would make us little breakfast packs to take away with us. Our room was air conditioned with a mini fridge and wifi, although when the hotel was busy the internet struggled a little bit. The rooms were cleaned every day whilst we were out and they left bottled water on our beds. We had an ensuite room and never had any problems with lack of hot water.

The hotel restaurant was reasonably priced and not once did we have a bad meal. If we decided we wanted to try something not on the menu and gave them enough warning they were happy to cook it for us. The Sri Lankan style curries with hoppers that they made especially for us were exquisite. And if we ever wanted a change, they were numerous restaurants on the beach, just a 5 minute walk away. Some of my most memorable moments were watching the sunset on the beach. I would definitely recommend staying in mount lavinia rather than colombo itself, purely for the sunsets on the beach.

Whilst here we wanted to travel around Sri Lanka a little bit. Although we had a little bit of difficulty getting our intentions across initially, once understood the management were able to organise a driver for us and help us plan the best times to do things.

The tropic inn is definitely a place that I would come back to

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Tropic Inn Hotel
Address: 30 College Avenue | Colombo - Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Tropic Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tropic Inn has been providing clean and comfortable rooms for the traveller for past 33 years. Our hotel facilities and rooms are upgraded to present standards to keep up with the current demand. We have 16 rooms and all with A/C and private bathroom. Free WIFI, cable T.V. Free breakfast. We have a restaurant that can accommodate upto 50 people serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mount Lavinia is only a 15 minutes drive from capital Colombo. The only beach closer to capital Colombo. At tropic Inn we offer •Great customer service•Very clean rooms•Safe environment•A/C rooms & hot water shower•Free breakfast•Restaurantserving lunch & dinner•Free wireless internet•Airport pick up and drop service ( not free)•Early check- in, if rooms are available.Come and stay with us. You will love it. ... more   less 
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